The ideal place for lovers of Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian culture and art.
The armor, combat weapons and daggers will make you think back to the many samurai films while, observing the dresses of the ladies, you can easily imagine watching a pleasant musical and dancing entertainment of a geisha.
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The Museum represents one of the most important and consistent European collections of Japanese art of the Edo period (1600-1868) but there are also sections reserved for other Asian civilizations (China and Indonesia).
Specifically, Japanese art includes:
- the armor used mainly in parades, perfect copies of the originals, consisting of a helmet, kabuto, with crest, a mask, men, a leaf ruff and breastplate;
- typical cabinets and sword holders and cases for swords;
- jingasa, lacquered wooden war hats;
- numerous types of weapons (tachi, katana, tanto), daggers, spears, halberds, firearms and edged weapons in general;
- a considerable number of musical instruments used for the main genres of traditional music;
- dresses for ladies of the Edo period.
In addition to these important pieces, there is a repertoire of Chinese porcelain dating back to the Ming and Qing periods and, finally, a section of the museum dedicated to the theater of Shadows, Wayang, typically Indonesian.